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What to Buy: The Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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What to Buy: The Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

There's still time to get it right this year...


From finding the perfect card to spoiling your other half with something they’ll actually like, we’ve got you covered with our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018.


Whether you’re a ‘say it with flowers’ sort of person (refer to our flower arranging guide if you’d like to create a personalised bouquet for the one you love) or you prefer to give a gift to last a lifetime, refer to our guide to the best gifts for men and women, plus a few foodie suggestions that, let’s face it, you’ll both benefit from.

Best Valentine’s Day Cards

Go for classic romance with the selection at Smythson, or opt for a playful, personalised message from the Papier offering. If you’ve left it late, check out the gorgeous designs at Paperless Post.

Valentine's Day Cards 2018

Above: Two Peas Valentine’s Card, £8 available at Smythson | Happy Valentine’s Day Card, £10 available at Smythson | Pizza Time Card by Carolyn Suzuki Studio, £3.35, Papier | Couple Kisses Valentine’s Day Card by Bow + Arrow Press, £3.35, Papier 

Paperless Post Valentine's Cards

Above: Charlotte Olympia has teamed up with Paperless Post for two exclusive online Valentine’s Day cards, designed to mark the brand’s 10th anniversary.

For her

Looking for the most beautiful engagement ring that will absolutely guarantee a ‘yes’? Choose from the new collection of diamond rings from De Beers, each with its own distinct personality.

De Beers Engagement Rings

The DB Darling Solitaire Ring, £15,400; Simple Shank Solitaire with Tapered Baguettes, POA, available in-store at De Beers; DB Darling Half Pavé Eternity Band, £5,450; Infinity Heart Solitaire Ring, £14,200

Why not up the ante with Jo Malone London’s floral fragrance gift boxes? We’ve picked a few sparkling things from the likes of De Beers and Annoushka that are sure to delight, or if you really want to spread a little love, opt for the charity cashmere knit from Chinti and Parker x Women for Women.

Valentine's Day Gifts for her 2018

Above: Jo Malone London Valentine’s Day Floral Box, £140, available in London and Manchester | De Beers Dewdrop One Diamond Pendant, £825, | Annoushka Imperial Ruby Earrings, £14,500, | Chinti and Parker x Women for Women love sweater, £350, | YSL Beauty’s Limited Edition Rouge Pur Lipsticks Caps, £28, | Button Back Heart Ring, by Jessica McCormack, 1.51 carat heart shape diamond, £24,800 and Button Back Heart Ring, by Jessica McCormack, 0.94 carat heart shape emerald in Georgian cut-down setting, £6,400, | HOOK Brook Sunglasses, £95 | Harry Winston Brilliant Love Engagement Ring, £POA,

Say it with flowers for a sure-fire hit this Valentine’s Day. Here are two of our favourite options…

Antique Hat Box Arrangement, £85, Dobbies

Antique Hat Box Arrangement, £85, Dobbies

Lucy Vail Floristry

Lucy Vail Floristry Arrangements, from £65, order until 1pm on the 14th

For him

Beauty treats aren’t just for her; help him up his beauty game with Jo Malone London’s brand new lip care product, or David Beckham’s new beard oil for House of Fraser. Plan a country walk for Valentine’s Day (and buy him the boots he’ll need to navigate the mud), or splash out on a new timepiece for him.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Men

Above: Jo Malone London English Mint & Ginger Lip Care, £20, | House 99 Softer Touch Beard Oil 30ml £22, House of Fraser | Oliver Peoples Tortoiseshell round-frame optical glasses, £243 | ION Mustang LP Turntable, £139.99 | Atelier yellow Gold finish Natural Lacquer lighter- Emerald Green, £950 | Burberry Haymarket Check keyring, £95 | Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16, £3,750 | Hunter Original Short Wellington Boots in Red, £85, | Line D Picasso Roller Ball Pen Black Lacquer with Palladium detail £1,090,

For foodies

Foodies male and female will love one of the treats from our selection below. From personalised whisky bottles and couples’ pizza-making classes, to giant salted caramel-filled chocolate hearts and the ultimate Fortnum’s hamper, make sure to remind your partner that true love means sharing…

Valentine's Day Foodie Gift Guide

Above: Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, £45 from Clos19Maître Choux Red Love Éclair, £5.80 | Charbonnel et Walker Whisky Truffles, £13 from John Lewis | Pierre Marcolini Duo of Hearts, £4 | Bellavista Franciacorta Alma NV Brut, £37.50 from Harvey Nichols | Paul A. Young Gold Leaf Salted Caramel Heart, £25 | Elements of Islay Personalised Scotch Whisky, £29.95 | Fortnum & Mason True Love Hamper, £225 | Fortnum & Mason Adam and Steve Circular Biscuit Box, £15 

Looking for a more interactive gift fit for a foodie? Book you and your loved one into the Bread Ahead ‘Pizza for Two’ masterclass being held especially in honour of Valentine’s Day at the Borough Market site. £60 per person, find out more here.

READ MORE: The Luxury List | The Most Romantic Restaurants in London


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